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Bailess to appear in Lifetime Christmas movie

Vicksburg native Katherine Bailess can check one thing off her list.

Growing up in a family that loves Christmas, the actress said she has secretly wanted to do a Christmas movie, and on Dec. 22, she will get her wish. Sunday, Bailess will appear in “A Date By Christmas Eve,” which airs on Lifetime.

The movie, Bailess said, is about an overly-giving woman who discovers the latest dating app for her firm has given her the magical powers to teach naughty people a lesson.

“But when Chelsea lets the app get the best of her just before Christmas and selfishly puts the guy she likes on the naughty list by mistake, she has to find a way to right her own naughty deeds and get him to forgive and fall for her once again,” Bailess said.

Bailess plays Keegan, Chelsea’s “bubbly roommate.”

“I love her. She can be way too needy at times, but she is the most loyal spontaneous friend you will ever meet,” Bailess said.

When asked if she had a favorite scene in the movie, Bailess said, it was hard to pick one.

“But one that sticks out the most is when my character gets to sing an original song in front of an audience,” she said. 

Filmed in Los Angeles, Bailess said she loved working with the cast and crew of the movie.

“It had also been fun to film a Christmas movie in the summer,” she said. “Walking around in Christmas pajamas and sweaters in the middle of June is one for the books.”

This is not the first time Bailess has been featured in a Lifetime movie. In 2018, she played the lead in the thriller “Deadly Matrimony.”

“A Date By Christmas Eve” will air at 7 p.m. on the Lifetime channel.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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